Taming fusion with machine learning | MIT News

Postdoc Cristina Rea's detour into banking provides a new route back to plasma research.

Paul Rivenberg | July 2, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  graduate-postdoctoral  staff  fusion  machine-learning  plasma-science-and-fusion-center  school-of-science  school-of-engineering

Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | June 24, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  anthropology  graduate  graduate-postdoctoral  history  humanities  pollution  water  profile  research  social-sciences  students  technology-and-society  program-in-sts  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Networks in aerospace | MIT News

Graduate student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate and builds connections in her academic community.

Bridget E. Begg | Office of Graduate Education | June 22, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  students  graduate-postdoctoral  profile  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  satellites  nasa  mars  school-of-engineering  women  women-in-stem  diversity-and-inclusion  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

Teaching robots how to move objects | MIT News

PhD candidate and Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza helps to improve how robots interact with the world.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering | June 12, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  graduate-postdoctoral  students  profile  artificial-intelligence  machine-learning  algorithms  robots  robotics

Reliable energy for all | MIT News

Graduate student Prosper Nyovanie wants to power off-grid communities worldwide with scalable solar electric systems.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | June 12, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  africa  alternative-energy  business-and-management  renewable-energy  developing-countries  energy  global  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  leadership  startups  students  graduate  graduate-postdoctoral

Scene at MIT: PhD baby and her amazing mama | MIT News

A new daughter helped Alejandra Falla PhD ’18 gain perspective on life — and her tiny MIT regalia stole the show at Commencement.

MIT News Office | June 12, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  scene-at-mit  commencement  students  community  graduate-postdoctoral  alumniae  biological-engineering  crispr  disease  women-in-stem  school-of-engineering  microbiology  biology  genetics  school-of-science

The quantum choreographer | MIT News

Using diamond dust and laser light to control atomic spin, Ashok Ajoy PhD ’16 pursues alternatives to costly conventional imaging technologies.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | June 11, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  graduate-postdoctoral  nuclear-science-and-engineering  physics  sensors  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  school-of-engineering  imaging  profile  alumniae

At doctoral hooding ceremony, a call to make the world “more just, more fair” | MIT News

Candis Callison SM ’02, PhD ’10, professor and journalist, tells doctoral graduates they can “shift society” for the better.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | June 7, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  commencement  graduate-postdoctoral  special-events-and-guest-speakers  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  school-of-science  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  school-of-architecture-and-planning  comparative-media-studieswriting  students  community  alumniae

An academic journey through solidarity and separatism | MIT News

Doctoral student Elissa Berwick listens closely to the calls for independence rising from regions around the world.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | June 4, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  profile  students  graduate-postdoctoral  political-science  global  foreign-languages-and-literatures  europe  economics  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Three MIT graduate students awarded 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention | MIT News

Award honors top collegiate inventors in the United States.

Stephanie Martinovich | Lemelson-MIT Program | May 31, 2018
~6 mins |

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